Thursday, March 08, 2007

Someone's Been Busy 

The other day I mentioned that Ariana QuiƱones-Miranda has joined the D.C. Public Charter School Board. Then I received this message from Robert Cane, the head of FOCUS that says that she has left Fight for Children to join his organization:

Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 17:25:24 -0500
Subject: Quinones Miranda to Join FOCUS
From: Robert Cane
To: Charter Schools Listserve ,
Coalition Listserve

All --

I am very happy to report to you that Ariana Quinones Miranda, currently
advocacy and policy director for Fight for Children, will become the Deputy Director of FOCUS beginning April 16th. In that role she will have major advocacy responsibilities and will be involved in all other aspects of our work.

As most of you know, Ariana was the founding executive director of the charter school association. Prior to that she was deputy vice president of the National Council of La Raza, where she conceived and launched NCLR's charter school program, which now serves over 80 charter schools around the country.

We're delighted that Ariana will be returning full time to the D.C. charter school world, and think that she'll be a real asset to FOCUS and a great help to your schools.
Here is what I don't understand. FOCUS helps people who are trying to start charter schools write their applications. Is this not a conflict if these same individuals come before Mrs. QuiƱones-Miranda on the school board? Will she have to recuse herself in each of these cases?

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